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Bench Appoints Transformational HR Leader, Expands Downtown Vancouver Presence

Bench Accounting, a leading bookkeeping and tax advisory fintech platform, is proud to welcome transformational leader and HR professional Jenn Bouyoukos to lead the company’s People function.

A trusted business partner, in-demand thought leader, and speaker, Bouyoukos brings her visionary and dynamic approach to Bench at a time when the company, one of the leading tech firms in Vancouver, is fulfilling its mission to help business owners thrive and enter its next phase of growth. In this role, she will partner with the executive team to support and steward an environment that nurtures excellence and fuels growth. With a focus on remote culture, people development and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) initiatives, Bouyoukos looks to continue to attract and retain the best talent, while unlocking their full potential.

“This is an exciting time for Bench as the company continues to pursue their growth strategy,” said Bouyoukos. “Bench is united in the belief that a company’s most valuable asset is its people, and my role is to champion our people and create an environment where they can do their best work. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with and serve such a talented group.”

A Certified Diversity Executive (CDE®), ranked among the top 100 HR leaders globally by Human Resources Director (HRD) and a two-time Canadian HR Team of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility finalist, Bouyoukos has a proven track record of designing impactful HR models that support the achievement of organizational business goals and objectives and. Her vast expertise spans media, technology and financial services industries across the U.S., U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.

“We are thrilled to have a world-class people leader like Jenn join our team as we continue to invest in the growth and success of Benchmates,” Bench CEO JP Durrios said. “Our people and culture are what truly define us. Jenn has already had a positive impact on our 700-person team, both as our Vancouver hub reopened and on our remote workforce signing in daily from across North America.”

Bench continues to attract new customers, develop its employees, and strengthen its financial position while many technology companies face stiff headwinds. Its success is bolstered by the return to Robson Street in downtown Vancouver which serves as a hub for its remote-first and hybrid workforce.

“Bench’s fintech platform and services are only part of what makes the company exceptional,” adds Durrios. “Jenn’s arrival and the reopening of the Bench hub demonstrates the critical work of People teams in thriving organizations.”